Faizer Given Alumni Outstanding Teacher Award
Melanie Faizer, senior lecturer for the School of Journalism and Electronic Media, said teaching is not her first career but it is the one that suits her the most. So it is fitting that, after a decade of lecturing for JEM, she was recently given the Alumni Outstanding Teacher Award by the University of Tennessee Alumni Association. She is among a handful recipients across the University of Tennessee System who received such an award, which is given based on nominations from faculty and staff, alumni, and students.
“It’s really nice to get an award like this, at this time, … Read more “Faizer Given Alumni Outstanding Teacher Award”
Geidner Wins Two National Tellys
“I’m really excited about these awards, because we were really limited in what we were able to safely produce during the work-at-home period of the pandemic,” Geidner said. “So to have some of that work — produced under such limitations — awarded is really an honor.”
Geidner won a Silver Telly in the social-news and informational category for an explainer video he created about the FDA’s emergency use authorization process. The … Read more “Geidner Wins Two National Tellys ”
First-Gen JEM Student Lexie Martin Awarded White House Correspondents’ Association Scholarship
Lexie Martin’s family likes to joke that she was predestined to attend the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, as her older brother was such a fan of Vol sports he would dress his little sister up in Tennessee orange all the time. Little did they know that baby would grow up to be not just a Journalism and Electronic Media student at UT, but also a 2022 White House Correspondents’ Association Carter Holland Memorial Scholarship recipient.
Getting this scholarship meant a trip to Washington, D.C. to participate in a scholarship luncheon, as well as the annual White House Correspondents’ dinner, … Read more “First-Gen JEM Student Lexie Martin Awarded White House Correspondents’ Association Scholarship”
In Memoriam: Dr. James Crook
Dr. James Crook, distinguished journalism educator and director emeritus of the School of Journalism & Electronic Media, passed away on April 30.
Dr. Crook graduated from Floyd High School in 1958 and earned his bachelor and master degrees at the School of Journalism at the University of Iowa in 1961 and 1963.
He earned a Ph.D. in mass communication and education at Iowa State University in 1973, focusing on educational public relations and media literacy. Dr. Crook accepted appointment as associate professor in the University of Tennessee School of Journalism in 1974 and was promoted to director of the school … Read more “In Memoriam: Dr. James Crook”
JEM Faculty Research Earns Two Prestigious Awards
Two School of Journalism and Electronic Media faculty members are receiving awards for their recent research projects, both of which are driven by aspects of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Assistant Professor Guy Harrison’s work studying the impact of COVID-19 on black women working in television broadcast news earned him the Broadcast Education Association’s Diversity and Inclusion Research Award.
Assistant Professor Joy Jenkins’ case study on the Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service garnered her the 2022 Gene Burd Award for Research in Urban Journalism Studies from the Association of Educators in Journalism & Mass Communication.
“The awards that Joy and Guy individually … Read more “JEM Faculty Research Earns Two Prestigious Awards”
CCI Study Abroad Program in Valencia Expands Students’ Education, Skills, and Perspectives
One of the first things Journalism and Electronic Media major Nina Howard observed when she went out into Valencia, Spain, during her CCI Global Communications Scholars Semester was how laid back the culture there is.
“Just the way they interact with people in general is very different than in America. They’re very chill and slow-paced and they don’t stress out about being ‘on’ all the time; they take two-hour lunches and then a nap. They seem very much together in everything they do,” said the senior. “I have learned more in-depth about America’s culture by being there and getting a … Read more “CCI Study Abroad Program in Valencia Expands Students’ Education, Skills, and Perspectives”
JEM Students Cover NCAA Basketball Tournaments
Covering a high-profile sporting event is the dream of many a sports media journalist, and often one not manifested until further in their careers. But for four Journalism and Electronic Media students, that dream came true when both the Vols and Lady Vols basketball teams advanced to their respective NCAA tournaments this season, with the former claiming the SEC Tournament championship for the first time since 1979. For Ethan Stone, Josh Lane, Riley Thomas, and Andrew Peters, the opportunity to sit among professional sports writers and cover these games was one they hadn’t expected to have when they began working … Read more “JEM Students Cover NCAA Basketball Tournaments”
Rockin’ Ears for 40 Years: WUTK Celebrates Major Milestone
This year marks 40 years since the radio waves started broadcasting from WUTK 90.3 The Rock, and some things have stayed the same over the last four decades, but a lot has changed.
In 1982, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s brand new radio station was founded by now-retired Professor Sam Swan to provide news and music for students, and to give students a chance to work in a real broadcasting environment.
At that time, WUTK was barely able to broadcast beyond downtown Knoxville, whereas today people all over the globe can tune in via online platforms if they want … Read more “Rockin’ Ears for 40 Years: WUTK Celebrates Major Milestone”
JEM Selected for White House Correspondents’ Association Scholarship
The White House Correspondents’ Association has selected the University of Tennessee School of Journalism and Electronic Media for a new scholarship opportunity for student reporters who aspire to cover national politics and news.
The Carter Holland Memorial Scholarship is named in honor of the late Carter Holland, a promising young journalist and son of Lucie and Steven Holland, a longtime White House correspondent for Reuters and former president of the WHCA. Carter Holland died in 2020.
“The WHCA is excited to partner with the University of Tennessee to help support the next generation of promising young journalists like Carter Holland,” … Read more “JEM Selected for White House Correspondents’ Association Scholarship”
Inside Global Programs: Sarah Ali
Sarah Ali (JEM ’20) participated in the Going on Assignment in Prague program during the summer of 2019 with Professor Mark Harmon. A senior at the time, she has since graduated from UT, but we caught up with her to talk about her first time out of the country.
Learn more about CCI’s Going on Assignment in Prague summer program.
Why did you choose to study abroad through the Going on Assignment in Prague program?
I knew I wanted to study abroad since my freshman year, but the semester long programs made me really anxious because I had never … Read more “Inside Global Programs: Sarah Ali”